- Cesar Azpilicueta cements world-class status with performance vs. Barcelona.
- Watch compilation of Azpilicueta’s performance at the bottom of the article.
- READ MORE: Conte insists he was right to make big call vs. Barcelona.
Cesar Azpilicueta is an absolute titan.
The Spaniard, signed for peanuts following our Champions League triumph in 2012, has developed into one of the best defenders on the planet.
He started as a right-back under the stewardship of Rafa Benitez, was moved to left-back after Jose Mourinho’s arrival at Stamford Bridge, and Antonio Conte has even gone as far as converting him to a right-centre-back.
His versatility, and ability to replicate his dependable performances in all of the aforementioned positions, separates him from the majority of his defensive counterparts.
Azpilicueta was stunning once again during our 1-1 draw with Barcelona on Tuesday night. If not for an unfortunate mistake from Andreas Christensen, he would have got the clean sheet that he deserved.
Twitter account @BTLComps collated a compilation of Azpilicueta’s best moments during the clash with the La Liga heavyweights. It’d be difficult for even the most biased rival fan to deny Azpilicueta’s world-class ability after watching this performance!
César Azpilicueta vs. FC Barcelona. [@falsecb]
Quality positioning, quick reactions, and admirable leadership to keep Barcelona at bay. pic.twitter.com/LQB56q7coI
— BTL Comps (@BTLComps) February 21, 2018